Ahmad Saleh

Partner, Head of Patents & Designs (R&D and Innovations), Al Tamimi & Company

Ahmad Saleh is the Head of Patents and Designs (R&D and Innovations) in the Intellectual Property Department, based in Dubai. Ahmad is also a member of the Education, Healthcare, Projects and Rail Sector groups.

Ahmad is a Canadian attorney and engineer with over 12 years of higher education studies in law and engineering and 12 years of international and local experience in IP and commercial law.

Ahmad is experienced and knowledgeable in a wide range of technical areas including ICT, computer/software, electrical/electronics, telecommunications, healthcare, aerospace & defense, clean energy, education, transport, and oil & gas.  He represents a wide range of clients in these sectors, ranging from individual inventors and entrepreneurs to multinational companies and Universities, in the protection, management and enforcement of their innovations locally and internationally.

He regularly advises governmental entities in a wide range of innovation related matters including high level innovation strategies, legislative, regulatory, innovation policies, processes, and innovation fostering, setting legal frameworks for the implementation and deployment of innovation projects and organisations inside the country.

Ahmad also assists clients in the private sector in a wide range of IP and commercial-related matters, including advising on regional and international patent protection strategies, advising on the patentability, freedom-to-operate and the validity/infringement of inventions, conducting due diligences in the frame of technology transfer and rights acquisitions, negotiating and drafting technology transfer and other innovation related agreements, advising in dispute resolution matters involving IP conflicts including patent litigation, managing global patent portfolios, and drafting and prosecuting patent applications worldwide.

He is one of the most experienced patent lawyers and innovation councils in the Middle East and is widely recognized for his strategic and visionary thinking and leadership. Ahmad is regularly invited to speak at innovation events and has been interviewed on various television channels, newspapers and magazines in relation to innovations, entrepreneurship and intellectual property, including Dubai TV, Emarat TV, the National, International Bar Association, Thomson Reuters.